When a recklessly idealistic girl in a dystopian future society dares to
test the perimeters of her tightly controlled world, she is punished by
being sent back in time to a region of North America - 'Wainscotia,
Wisconsin' - that existed eighty years before. Cast adrift in time in
this idyllic Midwestern town, she is set upon a course of
'rehabilitation' - but she falls in love with a fellow exile and starts
to question the constraints of her new existence, with results that are
both devastating and liberating.
Arresting and visionary,
Hazards of Time Travel is an exquisitely wrought love story, a novel of
harrowing discovery - and an oblique but powerful response to our
current political climate.